The Honest Truth About Fitness

The fat on everyone is distributed differently, and everyone’s body responds to exercise in different ways. While there certainly are scientific methods of exercise that generally work, advancement in the art and sport of exercise requires a personal connection between the athlete and the exercise. Each exercise, each routine, and each complete program must be … Read more

Gym Etiquette

The following are some general rules of etiquette that should be observed in a gym. In everything, apply the Golden Rule. 1. Bring a towel Most commercial gyms do not provide towels. You’ll need it to wipe your sweat off the equipment after using it. Sometimes you may need it to wipe someone else’s sweat … Read more

Seven Basic Movements

There are seven basic human movements patterns. These patterns are the foundation for all human movement. 1. Push: Walking, picking something up off the ground with your legs, and lifting something over your head are all pushing movements. Exercises typically come in some variation of push-ups, presses, raises, throws, and squats. 2. Pull: Picking something … Read more

Training Variables

Any training program must continually progress over time in order to continue achieving results. Equally, a single workout must account for specific training variables which, when added together, account for the progression of the overall training program. The design of a single workout routine will absolutely affect the overall result of the workout program as … Read more

Training Cycles

Over time the body will adapt to continuously repeated training stressors placed on it and the training will become less effective. It some cases the body’s performance may actually decline. This is known as general adaptation syndrome. By mixing up the training frequently, a lifter is able to continually progress toward a goal, or to … Read more